concert pitch


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concert pitch

n.
2. The state of being ready and tensely alert: a diver whose mental and physical states were at concert pitch before executing the dive.

concert pitch

n
1. (Music, other) the frequency of 440 hertz assigned to the A above middle C. See pitch130, international pitch
2. informal a state of extreme readiness

con′cert pitch`


n.
1. a standard of pitch used for tuning concert instruments, 440 vibrations per second for A above middle C.
2. a state of heightened eagerness, readiness, or tension.
[1760–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concert pitch - the pitch used to tune instruments for concert performances; usually assigns 440 Hz to the A above middle C
pitch - the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
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The more he drank cocktails, the more he was compelled to drink in order to get the desired result, the inhibitions that eased him down from the concert pitch of his operations.
He was keyed up to concert pitch, and there was never a moment in the long day when he was not fighting for moments.
I was keyed up to concert pitch, my brain was working smoothly and quickly, my hands never fumbled once, and it seemed that I almost divined the thousand little things which a small-boat sailor must be taking into consideration every second.
Both were high-strung, prone to excessive tension and endurance, and they lived at concert pitch.
Furthermore, the booking of championship leader Oisin Murphy is firm reason to believe that Olympic Odyssey is near to concert pitch for this return to action.
One such compromise--noting the tunes as they would have sounded if the instrument were tuned to concert pitch and standard (GDAE) tuning--is used throughout the book.
The performance will involve 65 musicians playing period instruments at Baroque pitch, meaning that the A above middle C is tuned differently from standard concert pitch, which is 440 cycles, or hertz, per second.
Schirmer) is most familiar, and there are a few differences, mostly in the piano score--some phrase markings are different, the horn part is in F versus concert pitch (Jones), and the piano part includes suggested fingerings.
Mitraad was as short as 8-1 second favourite for the one-mile feature, but his trainer William Haggas yesterday conceded defeat in his bid to get the thretimes-raced fiveyear-old to concert pitch for Town Moor.
This has been the most fundamental source of errors, misapprehensions and confusions since the 16th century." In this connection, Koukal points out that today's equal temperament, within which the octave is divided into iq equal semitones, asserted itself gradually during the course of the 19th century, and the concert pitch set at 440 Hz was only officially agreed as the international standard in 1939.
THE GREY GATSBY should be reaching concert pitch following two readying runs for Royal Ascot and is fancied to come out on top in a fascinating renewal of the Prince of Wales's Stakes.
Many vocalists and choral directors find themselves in the position of arranging instrumentation for their programs; pianists are challenged to read lead sheets, improvise and comprehend concert pitch in accompanying instrumentalists.